The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone – and I mean utterly alone like no one else in the world alone – at night. That’s the nucleus of the first story in my collection and it’s also where the title came from for the book.
I’ve had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance and don’t know many other authors who can.
I love a good laugh as well I think that’s so important in life which is probably why I’ve dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it’s the most special thing in the world.
I can look back at stuff I wrote in my early days and squirm at some of the mistakes I made. But we’re all learning every day we never stop. I just hope people keep on liking what I do. That gives me such a kick.
I believe that like most writers my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can’t be like any other author’s really.
As for goals I don’t set myself those anymore. I’m not one of these ‘I must have achieved this and that by next year’ kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.